Example APA Style: Twitter

When using information from Twitter, make sure you use the right APA reference. You should also take the privacy policy of Twitter-posts into account.

 Twitter
APA-formatAuthorLastName, FirstInitial. [Twitterhandle]. (Year, Month Day). ContentTweet [Tweet]. Retrieved from http://WebAdress
In reference listGates, B. (2015, July 23). For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6 [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102217102231151
In the text
  • According to the Tweet ‘For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6’ … (Gates, 2015).
  • Gates (2015) suggested in the Tweet ‘For poor countries, development isn’t just about foreign aid. Investment and taxes matter just as much, if not more: b-gat.es/1lfVdn6’ that …
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